Wells Memorial COGIC Prayer and Life Clinic (ENDS SEP 17)
Wells Memorial Church of God in Christ will host its Annual Prayer & Life Clinic, Sept. 14 - 17th. Clinic leaders include Mother Willie Mae Lee, Bishop Gabriel Hatcher, Dr. Eric Greaux, Dr. Arthur Mosley, Apostle Reginald Holiday, and host pastor Dr. Herman Platt. To register for the Sept. 14, 15 and 16th virtual Zoom clinic, visit wellsmemorialcogic.org/2021PrayerClinic. Then on Friday, Sept. 17th, visit the Wells Memorial COGIC Facebook and YouTube pages, or participate in-person at 1001 E. Washington Street.
Recycle Rodeo (ENDS SEP 18)
The City of Greensboro and St. Paul Catholic Church will hold a Recycle Rodeo drop-off event for hard-to-recycle items, Saturday, September 18, from 8am to 2pm, at 2715 Horse Pen Creek Rd. Items to bring include: paper for shredding, household hazardous waste, electronic waste, foam, and Styrofoam. This free event is open to all Greensboro and Guilford County residents. For more information, visit greensboro-nc.gov and search “recycle rodeo.”
Black Family Day (ENDS SEP 18)
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Black Family Day will be observed online, Saturday, September 18. The program will feature artists, performers, and speakers, and will broadcast via Facebook Live and YouTube. There will also be a special segment for children. For more information, visit blackfamilyday.org.
Family Fun Day (ENDS SEP 18)
The Glenwood Branch of the Greensboro Public Library and the Parks and Recreation Department present Family Fun Day, Saturday, September 18, from 2-4 pm, at the Glenwood Recreation Center, 2010 Coliseum Blvd. This event will include games, crafts, music, snacks, martial arts, step teams, and more. For further information about Library events and resources, visit greensborolibrary.org.
GNAA Pow Wow (ENDS SEP 18)
The Guilford Native American Association will hold its 44th annual Pow Wow, September 17-19, at Country Park, 3801 Jaycee Park Drive. Friday, gates open from 5-10pm, Saturday from noon to 10pm, and Sunday from 11am to 6pm. This event will include a dance and drum competition, arts and crafts, and traditional food. For more information, visit greensboro-nc.gov and search “pow wow.”
5k Run/Walk (ENDS SEP 25)
Positive Direction For Youth and Families will host the War on Hunger 5k Run/Walk, at Barber Park, 1500 Barber Park Drive, Saturday, September 25, from 8:30 to 10:30am. All proceeds will go to the PDY&F Food Pantry. For information on how to register, call (336) 375-3900.
AKA Women's Health Conference (ENDS SEP 25)
The Beta Iota Omega, Eta Omicron Omega, and Sigma Kappa Omega Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will host a virtual Women's Health Conference Saturday, September 25th, from 9am-12:30pm via zoom. The theme of the conference is "Caring for The Mind, Body and Spirit." To register, visit bit.ly/AKAHealthSymposium2021.
Breakfast With Tiffany (ENDS SEP 25)
The Fisher Projects presents Breakfast with Tiffany, M.A.S.K.ulinity 2021 Edition, hosted by Tiffany Fisher, featuring Mr. Derrick Brower, Dr. Patrick Graham, and Pastor Amos Quick. Speakers begin at 10am, Saturday, September 25, at 120 Barnhardt St in Greensboro. For more information on this event, visit TheFisherProjects.org.
Salem Preby Women Virtual Fall Gathering (ENDS SEP 25)
Salem Presbyterian Women will host a Virtual Fall Gathering and Leadership Development program on Saturday, September 25, from 9am - noon. This Virtual Gathering is a time for women to be Hope-filled, Encouraged, and Reformed by Grace. To register for this free event, call Avys Massey at 336-885-5783.
Power Car Show (ENDS SEP 26)
Evangel Fellowship Church of God will host a Power Car Show Sunday, September 26th at 12 noon, rain or shine, at 2207 East Cone Boulevard in Greensboro. General admission is free. Come for food, music, and fellowship. Car sign-up starts at 10 am. For more information, call (336) 375-3900.
Free - Luther Barnes Concert (ENDS SEP 26)
You’re invited to Bicentennial Park in Downtown Asheboro, Sunday, September 26th for the Luther Barnes Concert, featuring The Sunset Jubilaires. This event is free and open to the public. Concert starts at 6:30pm.
Music Ensembles Sign Up (ENDS SEP 28)
Creative Greensboro invites interested musicians and vocalists high school age and older to register for the fall semester of its Music Ensembles program. These ensembles serve as creative ambassadors for the community and perform at a variety of City-sponsored concerts throughout the year. Rehearsals for each ensemble begin in early September and registration deadlines vary by group. For more information, visit CreativeGreensboro.com or call 336-373-2547.
Wheelchair Tennis Program (ENDS SEP 29)
The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department introduces Wheel Serve Piedmont, a new wheelchair tennis program for adults. Tennis clinics will be held 6-7:30 pm, Wednesdays, September 29 to October 27. A program Kickoff and Volunteer Information Session will be held September 12th and 21st, at the Deep River Recreation Center courts, 1525 Skeet Club Rd. in High Point. For more information or to register, visit greensboro-nc.gov/AIR.
Take A Child Outside Week (ENDS SEP 29)
The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate Take a Child Outside Week, September 24-29, with a series of programs and events that will help connect children with nature. Programs include Movie Night at Barber Park, a family mountain bike ride, a guided Lake Brandt nature hike, and more. For more information, including a schedule of events, visit greensboro-nc.gov and search “Taco Week.”
Mountain Biking Classes (ENDS OCT 01)
The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department will offer four mountain biking clinics for children and families in August, September and October. Learn tips and tricks for safe riding from a local mountain biking coach in one of the Youth Edition clinics. Register online at tinyurl.com/YouthMountainBike2021. Or for more information, call 336-373-4588.
Voices of a City Nominations (ENDS OCT 01)
Nominations are being accepted now through October 1 for the Greensboro History Museum’s prestigious 2021 Voices of a City Award, an honor recognizing significant and original contributions to local history. For questions about the nomination process and important links, visit GreensboroHistory.org and click on events, or call 336-373-2306.
Children's Standing Adaptive Tennis Clinic (ENDS OCT 02)
The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department will host a children’s standing adaptive tennis clinic at 4 pm, Saturday, October 2, at 3723 Pinetop Rd. The clinic will focus on teaching youths 5-17 with physical disabilities how to use adaptive techniques to learn the sport of tennis. To register, visit greensboro-nc.gov/AIR. Or for more information, call 336-373-2626.
New Goshen UMC Fall Festival (ENDS OCT 09)
New Goshen United Methodist Church will host its annual Fall Festival Craft, Vendor, and Food Truck Fair, Saturday, October 9th from 11am to 3pm, at 3300 Randleman Road in Greensboro. This event is free and open to the public. CDC guidelines will be followed. For more information, call 336-747-3647.
The Key To Good Works (ENDS OCT 09)
As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Renewal Center for Battered Women Ministry will host “Encouragement: The Key To Good Works,” featuring international author Dr. DeLores Pressley, October 9, at 1pm, via Zoom. This event is free and open to the public. To obtain the Zoom link, email McGibboneyB@gmail.com. That’s firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mobile Mammography Clinic (ENDS OCT 16)
In Observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Cone Health Mobile Mammography Clinic will be providing mammograms to adult women 40 and over, Saturday, October 16th, from 9 am to 2 pm, at 527 Cross Street in Asheboro, North Carolina. To schedule your appointment call 336 271-4999. If you are uninsured, call the Cone Health Department at 336 832-0849.
Walk To End Alzheimer's (ENDS OCT 16)
Join The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Saturday, October 16, in downtown Greensboro’s LeBauer Park. Check-in opens at 9am, with the Opening Ceremony at 10am. To sign up as a walker or Team Captain, or to learn more about becoming a sponsor, visit act.alz.org/Guilford or call 800-272-3900.
Big Sweep (ENDS OCT 18)
The City of Greensboro and Greensboro Beautiful, in partnership with the Piedmont Triad Big Sweep, will host the annual Big Sweep litter cleanup days October 2-18. Volunteers can help clean up local parks, streets, parking lots, streams, and neighborhoods. For more information or to register and reserve your supplies, please visit greensboro-nc.gov and search “big sweep.”
New Play Project (ENDS NOV 12)
Creative Greensboro is now accepting submissions from North Carolina residents and student playwrights for the 2023 New Play Project. For your chance to win a cash prize along with a workshop production of the selected play, submit your entry by the November 12th deadline. For more information or to download the submission instructions, visit creativegreensboro.com.
The Youth Cypher Series (ENDS FEB 16)
The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department invites kids and teens 10-18 to be a part of Xperience@Caldcleugh’s The Youth Cypher Series, a kid’s open mic for music, poetry, and art, hosted by Josephus Thompson III, from 6-8 pm, one Wednesday a month, at 1700 Orchard St. For more information or to register, visit greensboro-nc.gov and search “cypher series.”
Due to COVID -19 procedures, Progressive Toastmasters will be meeting virtually by Zoom Conference Call on Tuesdays from 5:45-6:45 pm. This is an opportunity to improve the quality of your presentations, impromptu speaking skills, and of course networking! Everyone is welcome to Toastmasters weekly meetings. For the registration link, please contact Gail Torres at email@example.com.
Take Me Home
The Greensboro Police Department will be participating in the “Take Me Home” program. “Take Me Home” is a free program that allows family members and legal guardians to upload critical information for individuals with a cognitive impairment or developmental disability in the event that a registered individual encounters law enforcement or is reported missing. For more information, visit: greensboro-nc.gov/TakeMeHome
Guilford County Schools
- Guilford County School’s youth crisis hotline, 336-332-7295, is currently open to students dealing with anxiety, depression, abuse, suicidal thoughts, hunger, or any other form of crisis. For emergency, you should still call 911. Additionally, the GCS general information line, 336-332-7290, can be used Monday through Friday from 8 am – 7 pm.
TRIAD Goodwill Accepts Food Donations
A lot of people don’t know this, but Triad Goodwill accepts food donations and routes them to local food banks. Non-perishable food items are collected in all 23 Donation Centers located in Guilford, Alamance, Randolph, Rockingham and Caswell counties. For more information, call 336-544-5305 or visit triadgoodwill.org.
While foam and Styrofoam aren’t recyclable in Greensboro’s recycling program, residents and businesses that want to recycle foam may now bring it to 1310 W. Gate City Blvd. Foam dropped off at this location will be made into picture frames and molding in New Jersey. Proceeds from the sale of foam will go back to support Tiny House Community Development’s efforts to reduce homelessness in the Triad. For more info, call 919-622-3303.
GSO Virtual Programming for Social Distancing
Staff with Greensboro Public Library, the Parks and Recreation Department, and Field Operations have been creating videos and posting activities to help residents stay active, get creative, and learn something while social distancing. Virtual programming includes story times, exercise classes, craft activities, scavenger hunts, and more. For updated links to these great resources, go to Greensboro-NC.gov/PlayAtHome.
The City of Greensboro is no longer accepting glass, large plastic items, pots and pans, and shredded paper in its recycling program. Visit greensboro-nc.gov/recycle for locations you can recycle glass going forward.
Greensboro Public Library invites both kids and adults to explore the 3D printers, cameras, audio production equipment, and sewing machines within one of its various Makerspaces. For more info, call 336-335-5430.